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  1. Labour gain Plymouth Sutton and Devonport from Conservatives
  2. Tories hold Newton Abbot, Torbay, Devon East, North Devon, Totnes, Devon South West, Plymouth Moor View, Tiverton and Honiton, Devon West and Torridge, Central Devon
  3. Conservatives hold Camborne and Redruth, Truro and Falmouth, St Ives, St Austell and Newquay, South East Cornwall and Cornwall North
  4. UKIP candidate defects to Conservatives
  5. Ben Bradshaw is returned as Exeter MP for a 20th year
  6. In Devon and Cornwall: CON 16, LAB 2
  7. Across the country there is one seat to declare: CON 318, LAB 262, SNP 35, LD 12, DUP 10, OTH 13
  8. In other news, ex-Newcastle United coach faces court over 29 sex offences
  9. Car roll driver 'had taken wrong turning'
  10. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday 12 June

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That's all from BBC Local Live in Devon and Cornwall, we'll be back on Monday at 08:00 to bring you all the day's news, sport, travel and weather updates.

Don't miss BBC Spotlight at 19:00 and the late bulletin at 22:30 tonight.

There will also be news throughout the night on your BBC Local Radio Station.

Cornwall to shine on BBC One again


The return of Poldark - Sunday 21:00 on BBC One - also means the return of Cornwall’s breathtaking and rugged coastline as the backdrop to much of the action.

Poldark series 2
Poldark series 2

Drones and dogs on show to mark police 50th anniversary

New appeal on biker death crash

BBC Radio Devon

Police have made another appeal to anyone who saw a crash in which a motorcyclist died in a collision with a car.

Ian Wyle

Ian Wyle, 64, from Tedburn St Mary was killed after his Triumph Bonneville 865 motorcycle was involved in a collision with a white Volvo C30 car on the A3124 at 15:10 on 27 May.

Officers are especially keen to speak to the woman who was in a small silver or grey car, the occupants of a light coloured SUV type vehicle and a small red hatchback around the time of the incident.

Post-election blues? Spotlight has the cure with some animal magic from the RCS

What makes Poldark the epitome of post-feminist crumpet TV?

BBC Arts

Hit costume drama Poldark is back our screens this weekend with its winning mix of feisty females, brooding landscapes - and its ruggedly handsome lead actor.

But besides his muscular appeal what is the nature of the Sunday night period hunk?

Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza and Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark

Poldark series three begins on Sunday 11 June, BBC One, 21:00.

Five minute wait to speak to police heralded by outgoing PCC chief

Jonathan Morris

BBC News Online

Average waiting times to get in touch with police on the 101 non-emergency services are "below five minutes" - but that's better than when it used to be 10 minutes - says the outgoing chief executive of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Cornwall.

Andrew White

Andrew White says in his leaving blog: "Possibly the best example of how a PCC can champion the concerns of the public has been the improvement in the 101 telephone service.

"Everywhere I went people complained about this service. Over a prolonged period the OPCC reviewed the service and then worked with the chief constable providing investment funds to improve the service.

"Current average waiting times are below five minutes which compares well with most other forces."

Beefing it up at the Royal Cornwall Show

Man in court on Jehovah's Witness hall killing

BBC Radio Devon

A man has appeared at Exeter Crown Court charged with the murder of Philip Ryan at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Honiton on 6 June.

Philip Ryan
Ryan family

Mr Ryan, a 55-year-old married electrician from Westward Ho!, North Devon, was found with stab wounds inside the hall.

Keith Beviss, 54, of Woodhayes Drive, Honiton, appeared before Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, for a preliminary hearing at which Tara Woolf, defending, did not make a bail application.

The judge adjourned the case for a preliminary hearing at Exeter Crown Court on 6 July and remanded him in custody.

Council plans £250million upgrade for notorious North Devon Link Road

Devon Live

Devon Country Council has put forward proposals for public consultation on a £250 million scheme to upgrade North Devon's notorious Link Road in a bid to boost growth in the area, provide additional capacity and improve safety on the road.

Service marks centenary of Cornwall WW1 flying hero Percy Crocker

BBC Radio Cornwall

A man from Cornwall who died 100 years ago fighting in World War One is being remembered in a special ceremony.


The Tywardreath Methodist Church near St Austell is celebrating the life of Percy Crocker. He died at the age of 35 in Mesopotamia, today's Iraq.

The church will be holding a special service on Sunday at 10:30 and here he is, back right, pictured with his family.


Driver admits dangerous driving after car rolled and hit another vehicle on A38

BBC Radio Devon

A motorist from Plymouth has admitted he caused a crash on the A38 near Exeter which led to his car overturning and him suffering serious injuries.


Kenton Allen, 53, of Thirlmere Gardens, Plymouth, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court, but insisted the accident was not caused by his use of a mobile phone.

He was the driver of a Vauxhall Corsa which crashed into another car on the middle lane of the A38 Westbound just before the Splatford Split at Kennford on 20 October 2016.

His car rolled over after hitting the other car, whose occupants escaped without injury. He was freed from his upturned vehicle and he taken by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, where he was treated for two days.

Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, adjourned sentence until next week and released Allen on bail.

UKIP's stand-in leader Crowther vows not to bump into any furniture

BBC Radio Devon

Steve Crowther, from North Devon, is the temporary interim UKIP leader, but says he won't be putting himself forward to take up the job full time.


"It's not my ambition and I think there are other people who will put themselves forward who will be better than me at it," he said.

"One of the reasons that one becomes interim leader is because one doesn't have an ambition to be the leader and, you know, just choose some old cove that will smile and wave and not bump into the furniture while they are electing a new proper leader."

UKIP failed to win a single seat and its leader Paul Nuttall has resigned, after just 193 days in charge.

'Sack May's special advisors' says Totnes MP Wollaston

BBC Radio Devon

Conservative MP for Totnes Sarah Wollaston says Theresa May's special advisers should be sacked for policy announcement mistakes.


"The two turning points for me seemed to be around the announcements about fox hunting but then massively around social care," she said.

"That was a very major turning point I felt in the whole campaign.

"Because Labour did not expect to win they were able to offer everything to everyone."

With just one declaration outstanding, the Conservatives are eight seats short of this majority, with 318 MPs.

Horses' tails 'cut off'

Johnny O'Shea

BBC News Online

Police are investigating how some horses near Wadebridge appear to have had their tails cut off.

Officers say the horses have been grazing in fields, and the "cut would indicate that a tool would have been used".

The bone of the tail is said to be in tact, "and the hair will grow back, however it is concerning for the owner and distressing for the animals", they told the BBC.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101, quoting log 0551 280517.

Inpatient care at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust 'requires improvement'

BBC Radio Cornwall

The latest Care Quality Commission report on inpatient care at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) has rated it as "requires improvement".

Although some aspects such as cleanliness have improved since the last survey, the overall score for one area, Care and Services, was just five-and-a-half out of 10.

One-thousand inpatients at the RCHT were surveyed over the last eight months and just over 600 responded.

The vast majority of respondents said they were treated with dignity and respect and were well looked after by hospital staff.


The trust says it's pleased with the overall result.

It added, there was room for improvement, few patients said they were asked for their views during their hospital stay, and many said they were not given enough information about how to complain if they were unhappy.

May to forge 'government of certainty' with DUP backing

Election 2017

Theresa May has said she will form a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists that can provide "certainty" for the future.

Speaking after visiting Buckingham Palace, she said only her party could form a "legitimate" administration after winning the most seats and votes.

She said she would work with "friends and allies" in the DUP to take forward Brexit, saying "let's get to work".

The Tories are eight seats short of the 326 needed to command a majority.


Severe accident: A303 Devon both ways

BBC News Travel

A303 Devon both ways severe accident, between A30 and B3170.

A303 Devon - A303 in Upottery blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the A30 junction and the B3170 junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Cake powers new Plymouth MP Pollard to victory

Jonathan Morris

BBC News Online

Plymouth's new Labour MP Luke Pollard has been up for 48 hours - so how did he do it? We grabbed an exclusive chat before he appeared on Spotlight.

Cake powers MP to victory

Car roll driver 'had taken wrong turning'

BBC Radio Devon

A driver whose car rolled into another on the A38 near Exeter was distracted because he had taken a wrong turning and was trying to correct his error, a court heard.


Kenton Allen, 53, of Thirlmere Gardens, Plymouth, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court but insisted the accident was not caused by him using a mobile phone.

He was the driver of a Vauxhall Corsa which crashed into another car on the middle lane of the A38 westbound just before the Splatford Split at Kennford on 20 October 2016.

Lee Bremridge, defending, said: "It was a momentary inattention that caused the accident but he accepts the nature of the road is such that the vehicle he hit was visible for some time."

Sentencing was adjourned until next week.

Theresa May works with DUP to form government

BBC Politics

Prime Minister Theresa May says she will form a government that will guide the country through Brexit.

She said the Conservative Party will work with the Democratic Unionists of Northern Ireland to support her minority government.

Theresa May works with DUP to form government

Crime commissioner welcomes new MP

Election 2017: Vote share across the SW

BBC Spotlight

2017 vote share for 23 constituencies across the South West...

  • Cons 51.4 (+5.3)
  • Labour 26.5 (+11)
  • Lib Dem 17.1 (-0.3)
  • Green 1.7 (-3.8)
  • Ind 2 (+0.4)
  • UKIP 1.3 (-12)

Includes all of Devon and Cornwall, Dorset West, Dorset South, Taunton Deane, Bridgwater and West Somerset and Yeovil.

Electoral Commission in talks over Plymouth election chaos

Plymouth Herald

The Electoral Commission has confirmed it is holding talks over Plymouth's shambolic polling day, which saw postal votes go missing and people claiming they went to vote with their polling cards only to be turned away.

Thomas vows to work for St Ives

BBC Spotlight

Derek Thomas successfully held onto the St Ives seat, beating Liberal Democrat Andrew George by just 312 votes.

There was a 71.8% turnout in the west Cornwall constituency.

Derek Thomas

In his acceptance speech, Mr Thomas said: "I love this part of the world and I will do everything I can to be the best possible representative and to get what we need down here from government, from Westminster, so that we can improve opportunities and the quality of life of all."

Weather: More cloud later

BBC Weather

Any showers will die away and it will become mostly dry with well broken cloud and some sunny spells.

However, cloud will build from the west during the afternoon. Winds will be mainly moderate or fresh from the southwest.

Max Temp 19C (66F).


Ex-football coach in court on sex charges

BBC News England

Former Newcastle United youth coach George Ormond is accused of offences between 1973 and 1998.

George Ormond
Northumbria Police

Theresa May heads to Buckingham Palace

BBC Politics

Prime Minister Theresa May has left Number 10 Downing Street and is now on her way to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, when she will seek permission to form a new government.

Missing woman in Exeter

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 45-year-old woman who has gone missing in Exeter.

Deborah Searle was seen at Salmon Pool Lane at about 18:30 yesterday, and then later near to the Football Fields at Riverside Valley Park, on the approach to the Double Locks pub.

Deborah Searle
Devon and Cornwall Police

She is described as 5ft tall, of slim build and with long dark hair.

She was wearing a light coloured top, black leggings, cow print socks and might not have been wearing shoes.

'What a difference seven weeks have made' says Bradshaw

BBC Spotlight

In Exeter, Ben Bradshaw has held onto the seat he has held since 1997.

He beat the Conservative candidate with a majority of 16,117.

Speaking after the declaration he said: "Seven weeks ago Theresa May called this unnecessary snap election thinking she would get a whacking majority if not a landslide.

Ben Bradshaw

"We were 24 points behind in the polls, people like me were seriously worried about losing their seats.

"What a difference seven weeks have made."

Poldark returns with third series on BBC One on Sunday


Ross traverses new battles as the French revolution casts a shadow over life in Cornwall

Ex-Newcastle United coach faces court over 29 sex offences

Press Association

A former Newcastle United coach has appeared in court charged with 29 historic sexual offences dating back more than 40 years.

George Ormond, 61, of Westwood View, Newton Abbot, Devon, appeared via videolink for a five-minute hearing at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

He did not enter pleas to the 29 charges which relate to 17 complainants, and which were said to have occurred between 1973 and 1998.

He was granted unconditional bail and told he must appear at Newcastle Crown Court on 7 July.

Rise in young voters

Election 2017

Turnout among young people was significantly higher than in the past three general elections, the NUS said.

It said there had been a leap in registered voters aged 18 to 24 between the 2015 general election and the EU referendum.

There were also 750,000 voters who turned 18, the age at which they became eligible to vote, since the referendum.

NUS president Malia Bouattia said: "We have seen the student vote play a key role in marginal seats across the UK."


Andrew George defiant in defeat

BBC Radio Cornwall

Defeated Liberal Democrat candidate Andrew George believes there will be another general election later this year. He missed out on the St Ives seat by 312 votes.

Conservative Derek Thomas was re-elected to represent the marginal constituency.

Andrew George

Speaking after the result Mr George said: "I'm predicting that before the end of this calendar year we will be back here again."

He added: "The majority of people in West Cornwall are disappointed by this result and I'm not walking away."